State of New Jersey
Executive Order #17

Governor James J. Florio

WHEREAS, Barbara Boggs Sigmund has selflessly served the citizens of Mercer County as the first woman on the County Board of Freeholders and has similarly served the people of Princeton Borough on its Council and as its Mayor; and

WHEREAS, she has been an active, prominent participant in the political arena of the State of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, she has faced great personal adversity with abundant grace, good humor, dignity and immeasurable courage and has inspired others through her determination; and

WHEREAS, her public dedication and accomplishment have never detracted from her devotion to her family; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate and fitting for the State of New Jersey to mark the passing of Barbara Boggs Sigmund, a valiant, committed public servant;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. The flag of the United States of America and the flag of the State of New Jersey shall be flown at half mast at all State departments, offices, agencies and instrumentalities during appropriate hours beginning on Thursday, October 11, 1990, through and including Saturday, October 13, 1990 in recognition and mourning of the passing of a distinguished New Jersey citizen, Barbara Boggs Sigmund.

2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 10th day of October in the
Year of Our Lord, one thousand
nine hundred and ninety, and of the
Independence of the United States,
the two hundred and fifteenth.

/s/ James J. Florio


/s/ John A. Sweeney
Counsel to the Governor